Adam to Challenge Laliberte for Nomination

Tuesday, December 09, 2003 at 14:43



The interim leader of the Denesuline National Council has announced he will seek the Liberal nomination in the Churchill River constituency.


Allan Adam recently finished a distant third in voting in the Cumberland riding in the recent provincial election, but says he’s now focusing his attention on the federal political scene.


He says it’s time someone paid more attention to issues affecting residents in the Far North and feels he’s the man for the job.


Adam calls current MP Rick Laliberte a good man, but says Laliberte hasn’t been lobbying hard enough on issues like all-weather road construction and mine clean-ups in the Athabasca region.


Adam adds the system of government in the North has revolved around social assistance for the past six decades.


He believes stimulating economic activity will eventually enable residents to return to a more independent lifestyle.


Adam is the first candidate to declare his intentions to run against Laliberte on the February 21st nomination date.


Executive members of the local Liberal constituency association have let it be known they are hoping someone other than Laliberte represents the Liberals in Churchill River in the next federal election.